Congress passes a bill that could ban TikTok in the US

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill this Wednesday that would force this Tick ​​tock to separate from its parent company in China or be banned in the United States.

The project was approved with 352 yes votes and 65 no votes – of which 15 were Republicans and 50 were Democrats – and must now be approved by the Senate and ratified by the President Joe Bidenwho said he would sign this law.

In this sense, the President of the House of Representatives is Republican Michael Johnsoncalled on the Senate in a statement to approve the bill so that the US president can sign it and sign it into law, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer did not indicate whether he would allow the upper house to do so in full session to proceed with a vote. .

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The proposal was already unanimously ratified by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last Thursday and, if ultimately approved by both chambers and the administration, would give China’s ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, 180 days to sell the application in the United States.

This bill on TikTok – a platform that has that 170 million users in the US– was introduced by Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher and Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi, who said in a statement that “as long as TikTok is owned by ByteDance and controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, it poses a serious threat to U.S. national security. “

The ex-president Donald Trump (2017-2021) attempted to ban TikTok on the same grounds of “threat to national security,” although the measure ended up in court and was canceled by now-President Joe Biden without taking effect.

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During this time there was ByteDance Negotiations with Microsoft to sell part of the company.

Trump now rejects a TikTok banwhile the White House has supported the legislative initiative to ensure that data collected by the social network in the US does not end up in the hands of China, which ByteDance has denied.

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